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Topic # 27590 31-Oct-2008 12:37
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Hi I have just been moved onto the Vodafone Red zone and currently have a D-Link 302g modem which is no good, i have been trying to find a better modem and from what i have read the Linksys wag200g seems the go but then i read that changing the filters can help improve speed also and i want to know if there is any difference between wireless or non-wireless ( excuse my terminology ) modems and which would be best for the magic bush of Titirangi, Auckland.
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  Reply # 175579 3-Nov-2008 22:15
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I'm yet to find a router that works really well at everything.  For a good modem I think draytek make okay gear.  Wireless I prefer Buffalo/Uniden (can be flashed to openwrt for maximum flexibility) the Buffalo's have a 200mw built in amplifier in some models helps with signal strength in a more solid building.  For VOIP I prefer a seperate ATA (Linksys SPA are good ATA's).

Currently Im using an older Alcatel Speedtouch in PPTP mode for adsl, Buffalo buffalo WHR-HP-54G for wireless, and to do the internet authentication via the speedtouch, and a Linksys SPA ATA.

I've had several Linksys routers plus installed untold to customers houses.  Many Linksys routers seem to have poor thermodynamics, and tend to make "interesting" high pitch noises in some models.  New ones I couldnt comment on so much as I've stopped buying them at all.

Dlink is junk in my opinion, havent liked dynalink since dial-up days.  Netgear is okay for a "does everything" kind of router.

I recommend looking at a PRE-N router I've found they seem to help with wireless reliability even with 802G devices.

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Reply # 175581 3-Nov-2008 22:20
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Bit OT

ROFL spudnuts

Classic

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  Reply # 175612 4-Nov-2008 00:38
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rphenix: I'm yet to find a router that works really well at everything.  For a good modem I think draytek make okay gear.  Wireless I prefer Buffalo/Uniden (can be flashed to openwrt for maximum flexibility) the Buffalo's have a 200mw built in amplifier in some models helps with signal strength in a more solid building.  For VOIP I prefer a seperate ATA (Linksys SPA are good ATA's).

Currently Im using an older Alcatel Speedtouch in PPTP mode for adsl, Buffalo buffalo WHR-HP-54G for wireless, and to do the internet authentication via the speedtouch, and a Linksys SPA ATA.

I've had several Linksys routers plus installed untold to customers houses.  Many Linksys routers seem to have poor thermodynamics, and tend to make "interesting" high pitch noises in some models.  New ones I couldnt comment on so much as I've stopped buying them at all.

Dlink is junk in my opinion, havent liked dynalink since dial-up days.  Netgear is okay for a "does everything" kind of router.

I recommend looking at a PRE-N router I've found they seem to help with wireless reliability even with 802G devices.


I am also running the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with tomato which can output an amazing 722mW (Only with Tomato and DD-WRT). For VOIP I am running SPA3102-AU. As for the modem either buy a DSE XH9949 (Recommended) or RTA1320 and put it in half bridge mode and let the Buffalo do the routing. For $100 inlc shipping the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 does way more than the Draytek's range. Although Draytek's modem/router do come with voip port and failover 3G broadband (vodem etc) port....




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  Reply # 175622 4-Nov-2008 07:11
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I had a D-Link 302G once - for about a month then gave up.

Basically, anything with a Broadcom chipset.  This includes most Dynalink, TP-Link, and DSE, which are rebadged TP-Link.

The Dynalink RTA1320 is a bargain ($20 new from TradeMe!) and works well.  Only problem is they can overheat and die after a while.  I just bought a TP-Link wireless 4-port ADSL router for $100 and it's great.  But if you're going to do VOIP you may want something more sophisticated.




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Reply # 175747 4-Nov-2008 16:17
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cheers for your help guys bought a wag200g off trade me for $80 so will see how it goes.

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